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A trial lawyer with over 18 years of experience. George began his legal career working as a lawyer to a Georgia Superior Court Judge, a Federal District Court Judge, County Attorney.  He worked as an Insurance Defense lawyer representing Insurance Companies in all areas of litigation.  He started his own practice in 1996 and since then has secured over 100 "not guilty" verdicts in criminal jury trials and millions of dollars of settlements and judgments for his client in civil personal injury, workers compensation and business lawsuits.  His reputation in the courtrooms of Georgia is legendary and is often contacted by sheriff's deputies, judges and prosecutors when they need legal help for friends and family.  They don't call him the "Real Deal" George Creal for nothing. 

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New Office in Downtown Atlanta14-Sep-2010

The Atlanta DUI law firm of George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. is happy to announce the opening of our new location in Downtown Atlanta on September 27, 2010 ..

New fees for sending in a License Letter: they are not raising taxes if they just raise fees. 13-May-2010

Legislative Update: DUI Arrestee Driver's License Tax. When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, generally you must send a letter to save your Georgia..

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LEGALS FEES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON NATURE OF REPRESENTATION AND EXTENT OF REPRESENTATION REQUESTED BY CLIENT.   
THE FEES BELOW REPRESENT A TYPICAL FEE AGREEMENT FOR GEORGE CREAL.  WE HAVE SEVERAL ATTORNEYS WHO CAN REPRESENT YOU FOR A DUI AND THE INITIAL RETAINERS CAN BE AS LOW AS $2500.00 DEPENDING ON THE COUNTY AND NATURE OF THE CASE.   WE ALSO HAVE PAYMENT PLANS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AND HAVE A CHECKING ACCOUNT AND/OR A VALID CREDIT CARD.  PAYMENT PLANS CAN START AS LOW AS $500.00 DOWN.  YOUR JOB IS YOUR CREDIT.  WE WILL WORK WITH YOU!
NO REPRESENTATION BEGINS UNTIL FEES ARE PAID AND SIGNED FEE AGREEMENT IS RECEIVED BY ATTORNEY: SIGN PRINT AND FAX TO (770) 961-5544
The undersigned (hereinafter  Client') hereby employs George C. Creal, Jr., Attorney at Law and any other attorney in the discretion of George C. Creal, Jr., Esq. (hereinafter  Attorneys ) as co-counsel to represent Client in the following matter: Defense of _____________(insert client name)(__ in 5; ___ in life; __refusal, ___CDL, __ Crim Hist, ___ DDS Letter) in the ______Court of ______ : Attorneys accept this employment and agree to use their best efforts to represent Client in this matter upon the following conditions:
(1)     Client shall pay Attorneys the sum of THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($3500.00) as soon as practicable as a retainer fee. The retainer fee is a general retainer or on call retainer providing only for the availability of an attorney to a client for services without regard to specific services to be provided.  Proposed Formal Advisory Opinion Request No. 98R7. General Retainers require no future acts by the attorney, only continued availability. Id. The retainer fee is to secure Attorneys' availability for representation as well as to guarantee his unavailability to Client's adversary and as such, is earned upon payment and non-refundable.  The retainer fee is earned by the attorneys agreeing to be “on call” for the client and by not accepting employment from the client’s adversaries.  McNulty, George & Hall v. Pruden, 62 Ga. App. 135, 141 (1878); Formal State Bar Advisory Opinion No. 91-2.  All retainer fees are a minimum fees.  If client would like to proceed to a jury trial a total retainer $7000.00 will be required prior to trial for a misdemeanor.  Payment plans for qualified applicants with steady employment, checking account or credit card, no family support.  Payment  plans are based on financial need only and subject to limited availability. 
(2)    If client requests a JURY TRIAL, Client agrees to pay attorneys TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00)per hour for conferences, telephone calls (including conversations with client), drafting and review of documents and letters, research, court time, expenses and any services rendered associated with this matter.  Client agrees to pay Attorney’s Associate Counsel  $250 per hour as described above.  Time is billed in tenths of an hour or every six minutes. The minimum billed for any single task is two-tenths of an hour or 12 minutes. Attorneys bill no time in increments less than one tenth of an hour.   Attorneys will credit their initial time against the retainer and will only begin to bill client on an hourly basis after said retainer is exhausted and if a jury trial is requested.

(3)    Client agrees to pay, in addition to fees for time and services, all expenses incurred associated with this matter as the same accrue, including but not limited to bail bond, bonding fees, credit card fees, court costs, duplicating costs, court reporter fees, investigations, accountants fees, appraisers fees, private investigation fees, physician fees, psychologist fees, psychiatrist fees, postage and delivery charges, long distance telephone charges, any expert witness fees and travel expenses.  Attorneys are not required to advance these sums or otherwise finance the litigation.  Attorneys shall not employ the services of any outside professional without first obtaining Client's consent. Attorneys will regularly send Client a statement of fees when the retainer is expended and expenses incurred; payment is due at the time of billing.  Client shall pay on any balance outstanding for 30 days or more, one and one-half (1 1/2%) percent per month, eighteen (18%) percent per annum pursuant to O.C.G.A.§7-4-16.  In the event my account is collected through an attorneys at law, fifteen (15%) percent of all sums owed will be due as reasonable attorneys' fees together with all costs of collection.  The statement will reflect a description of the services and costs for conferences, telephone calls (including conversations with client), drafting and review of documents and letters, research, court time, expenses and any services rendered associated with this matter.  Total charges for the services to be rendered cannot be determined in advance.  Any errors in the statement shall be brought to the attention of Attorneys within ten days of the date of the statement.

(4)    It is agreed that Attorneys have made no guarantees regarding successful termination of Client's representation, and all expressions relative thereto are a matter of Attorneys’ opinion only.  Further, it is agreed that attorney has made no representations regarding the status of client’s drivers license after  July 1, 1997.  Further, Attorney makes no representations regarding license suspension either period of suspension or ability to obtain a work permit under any circumstances.

(5)    Attorneys further reserve the right to require an additional retainer in the same amount as set forth in Section (1) of this Agreement upon the retainer in Section (1) of this Agreement being exhausted.

(6)    Attorneys reserve the right to terminate this employment agreement for any reason authorized at the time by the Code of Professional Responsibility or for non-payment of retainer, fees, or expenses.

(7)    Attorneys will not begin to render services until a signed copy of this Agreement is delivered to Attorneys.

(8)    Attorneys will request a hearing with the Department of Public Safety License Suspension Department to prevent an administrative driver’s license suspension after thirty days if applicable. A Retainer of $500.00 will be required to attend any DPS hearing.     

Dated ______, _____, 2009

 CLIENT                                                                        
    
By:_______________________ 

ATTORNEYS

By:_________________________        

By:_______________________________
     GEORGE C. CREAL, JR.   

ALL RETAINER FEES ARE MINIMUM FEES, ARE EARNED UPON PAYMENT AND ARE NOT REFUNDABLE; NO CHARGEBACKS.